Kingston Communications acquires Eclipse
In a move that should hopefully strengthen both companies involved Eclipse Internet has been acquired by Kingston Communications (HULL) PLC. Kingston Communications is the main Teleco in the Hull area of the UK, and has often led the way forward in the UK telecoms market. The acquisition has been described as a marriage of capabilities. Full press release is downloadable from here as a PDF document.
Customers of Eclipse need not panic. Mark Lang is set to take the position of Head of Broadband and ISP Development, while the company's headquarters will remain based in Exeter.
There has been several acquisitions of ISPs in the last year, which in general reflects a desire for companies to achieve the economies of scale and to align their business with other companies that have common goals. What this acquisition will bring in the future is unclear at this time, but hopefully it will mean a period of growth and innovation.